Posts tagged ‘jquery’

Good embedded tweets

This morning I made a little funny on Twitter: Another thing that’s so 2006: Using screenshots instead of live embedded tweets. buzzfeed.com/mjs538/tweets-…  — Dr. Drang (@drdrang) Thu Jul 12 2012 9:11 AM CDT The linked article at BuzzFeed, 30 Tweets That Are So 2006, is a hipper-than-thou post—broken into two parts, the better to serve you…


New Blackbird.py for embedding tweets

If you have access to the NewNewNew Twitter (as I did for about a day several weeks ago, but haven’t since), you’ll find a button that’ll give you the HTML code necessary to embed any given tweet in your blog or webpage. This is a big improvement on the common way of showing a tweet,…


New key feature for Dr. Twoot

I’ve been meaning to add a feature to Dr. Twoot for a long time: the ability to submit a tweet via Cmd-Return in addition to clicking the Update button. Today I finally sat down and did it. Some Twitter clients use just the Return or Enter key to submit a tweet. That would have been…


Son of the Return of Dr. Twoot

I’ve spent three months in the Twitter wilderness, but now I’m back home. I finally fixed Dr. Twoot, my HTML/CSS/JavaScript/JQuery/Fluid-based Twitter client, so it works with the dreaded OAuth. The fix didn’t go the way I planned, and Dr. Twoot has, unfortunately, become more complicated. I thought I’d be able to do all the OAuth…


Blogging tweets with AppleScript

More and more, I’m finding myself wanting to refer to tweets in my blog posts. I like to both link to the tweet and include a screenshot of the tweet itself from it’s Twitter page. In the past, this had been a two step process: Grab the screenshot and upload it to the images directory…


A new Twitter SSB

With the coming requirement to use OAuth to sign on to Twitter, I’ve had to abandon my Dr. Twoot client program and have shifted to a new Fluid-based SSB of the Twitter home page. I’m using a userscript to reformat the page and make it narrower. Two reasons I couldn’t adapt Dr. Twoot to OAuth:…


18th-century bookmarklet

Following up on this post, in which I tweaked my homemade Twitter client to display certain tweets in an old-fashioned font, I decided to create a JavaScript bookmarklet that would do the same when reading tweets in a regular web browser. This opens up 18-century rendering to everyone. The bookmarklet uses JavaScript to show @DrSamuelJohnson’s…


A small popup footnote change

Following up this post, where I described Lukas Mathis’s popup footnote jQuery script and my small adaptation to fit the look of this blog, I’ve made another small change you may be interested in. It removes the Daring Fireball-style return link from the end of the popup. If you use PHP Markdown Extra, as I…


Popup footnotes

Following this tip on Clark’s Tech Blog, I went to Lukas Mathis’s site (why isn’t he one of my RSS subscriptions?) and found a great bit of JavaScript/jQuery for putting footnotes into a popup box when you hover the mouse over the footnote link.1 I really like this. The footnote text is still on the…


Scrolling simply

I’m not an HTML/CSS tips kind of blogger, but I was testing some new design ideas for my company’s web site today, and I ran across simplyScroll by Logicbox. It’s very nice as is, and you can easily improve it. SimplyScroll is a jQuery plugin that takes a series of images—all of which must be…